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Excellence in education

By Staff
August 5, 2004
Layla M. Brewer of Meridian recently received a bachelor of arts degree from Mississippi University for Women.
Kirsten Gambrell of Meridian was one of 30 students from Xavier University who have been awarded Rousseve scholarships for the 2004-2005 academic year.
Students selected for the Rousseve Scholars Program represent the top 10 students in the sophomore, junior and senior classes based upon their academic performance. Each recipient receives a full tuition scholarship for $11,300, and a $250 book allowance.
Gambrell is a a chemistry major.
Ellen Jordan of Lawrence and Angela Dorman of Little Rock have been selected to receive the first Newton County Healthcare Scholarship at Meridian Community College. These $1,300 awards are funded through the MCC Foundation.
Newton County Healthcare Inc. established the scholarships to encourage students from Newton County to complete training in one of MCC's four allied health programs.
Jordan is a sophomore in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. She is a 1997 graduate of Newton High School. A dean's list scholar, she is a member of the Physical Therapist Assistant Student Organization and the Health Occupation Students of America. She plans to graduate in May 2005.
Dorman is a sophomore in the Respiratory Care Practitioner Program. She is a 2000 graduate of Newton County High School, where she was named to the national dean's list. She is a member of the Health Occupation Students of America and Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year college students.
Nicholas Webb of Meridian is the recipient of the Harry and Vivian Boureau Family Scholarship at Meridian Community College. This $1,200 award is funded through the MCC Foundation from an endowment established by Mrs. Boureau in 1994. It is intended to encourage a student in the pursuit of a career in music. Mr. and Mrs. Boureau were the parents of Sara Scaggs.
Webb is a 2003 graduate of West Lauderdale High School where he was a three-time All State Honor Choir member. A sophomore at MCC, he is a member of the MCC Chorus, the All State Community College Choir, the MCC CORE and the Variations. In addition to his schoolwork and choral activities, he works part time and serves as a music intern at First Presbyterian Church.
He plans to pursue a master's degree and doctorate in music education.

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